The city of Rochester wanted a higher level of architectural finishes on their new 640 car parking ramp. They challenged the designers to explore for something different than traditional architectural precast concrete that is on many of the city’s parking ramps. In the end, the designers selected a terra-cotta clay tile exterior veneer on an architectural precast concrete panel.
Wells produced and erected all the precast, including some unique arch pieces. The top arch sits on a bottom arch on each side. There are two complete arches, going over a railroad track that goes under the ramp, with a sandblast finish. In addition to the arched pieces, Wells also provided architectural wall panels with beautiful cornices and terra-cotta accents.